Care and Maintenance

Acrylic Polyurethane Finishes

All of our interior products are sealed with a clear, low VOC, Milesi Acrylic Polyurethane finishes. This is a finish that when properly maintained with look great for decades. Try to prevent the build up of dust on your furniture. Heavy build up can result in scratching when cleaning and can create discoloration over the years. When wiping down your furniture always use a soft cotton cloth as some other fabrics can be abrasive. If the piece needs cleaning beyond a simple wipe down, use a damp rag and diluted mild soap if necessary. Do not allow water or any other liquid to stand on the surfaces or your furniture. Spills and moisture should be wiped away immediately. The natural color and beauty found in all of your wood furniture can fade with direct exposure to sunlight. Whenever possible block these harmful rays with window coverings or shade screens. The general rule of thumb is this: If you are comfortable, so is your furniture. By following the recommendations found above, we can assure the longevity of all of the wooden pieces in your home.

Oil Finishes

Our exterior products are sealed with Australian Timber Oil. This is a one-coat finish that is very forgiving and easy to apply. We recommend that you re-apply every year to keep the color and tone of your wood and follow all manufacturer instructions (cleaning, etc) before application. If you prefer the natural color deterioration of your outdoor pieces, failure to apply oil will result in a gray or silver tone. In many cases, a thorough sanding and re-seal will rejuvenate your woods natural beauty and restore color to the piece. In extreme weather conditions (excess sunlight / moisture) outdoor products may have to be sealed every few months. The general rule of thumb is this: If you are comfortable, so is your furniture. By following the recommendations found above, we can assure the longevity of all of the wooden pieces in your home.

Custom Finishes

Custom Finishing is available for all pieces and if you require a special finish such as a varnish or linseed oil mixture, please contact us for a quote.

Danish Cord

Our Danish Paper Cord is a natural, cool, comfortable material that will patina beautifully over time. If taken care of properly it can last for decades. The woven parts of the chair do not need regular cleaning, you may dust regularly to prevent any build up.

Danish cord is a waxed paper cord to help prevent stains. However, highly pigmented fabrics, liquids or foods may discolor the cord. If there is a spill on the cord immediately dab as much of the liquid off with a dry absorbent towel, being careful not to spread it to unaffected areas of the seat. If necessary, use a soft damp towel to dab at the spot. Please ensure the towel is completely wrung out and barely damp to the touch. It is crucial to not rub any wet cloth or towel onto the paper cord as it will break down the fibers of the paper which will result in fraying and degradation of the cord.

White Danish cord is extremely susceptible to staining so avoid wearing any heavily dyed fabrics or spilling any pigmented liquids or food onto the cord as it is almost impossible to clean stains out of White Danish Cord. Seat cushions are recommended.  Semigood Design does not warranty any of our cord or upholstered fabrics from wear or staining. Our warranty only covers manufacturing defects.

Temperature and Humidity

Maintaining a consistent room temperature is crucial for the longevity not only of your finish, but for the wood itself. Along with consistent temperature, humidity plays a pivotal role in keeping your wood healthy. The drier conditions become, the more the wood will shrink and this can cause slight fissures in the wood and in some cases even splitting. By utilizing a humidifier in the winter months you keep much needed moisture in the air that will keep your wood from shrinking and maintain the 50% relative humidity that all of your wooden pieces thrive in. If you have a lot of wood in your home we recommend that you utilize an RH Hygrometer to make sure conditions are neither to humid nor too dry.

Wood is a living and breathing material that will respond to all temperature changes. The general rule of thumb is this: If you are comfortable, so is your furniture. By following the recommendations found above, we can assure the longevity of all of the wooden pieces in your home.